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#26 LJV

Posted 13 March 2005 - 11:30 AM

Hi Girls,

JB - following your journey with interest. If I get as far as you I'm dubious about amnio too. Good on you for following your instincts on that.

Quick update on me....Had egg pick-up on Friday. 19 eggs (ouch!) lots of pain and difficult recovery. 7 fertilised, but only one has made it to today. Scientist said it's probably due to age sad.gif Fingers crossed for our one little battler to make it til transfer at 12:30pm tomorrow.

I'll catch up with others during the week when things have settled a bit...very emotional right now.

#27 Jahbee

Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:43 PM

Rain, i am blowing all the positive energy i can for your one little battler.  This is why IVF is such an emotionally exhausting and draining rollercoaster.  You would have been estatic at 19 eggs (and that is huge for an over 40!) then you would be oh like i would have expected more than 7 to fertiise and then worrying will they divide and make it and now here counting on one.  If you ever have to go thru this again - a tip do ICSI.  We don't have any male factor problems either but have always done it.

Well my lone ranger made it and i have everything crossed yours will too.  Keep us up to date & good luck ok.

#28 LJV

Posted 13 March 2005 - 06:00 PM

Hi JB,
I really appreciate your thoughts and understanding...it has been excatly as you described. Until today I thought I was more fertile than most 42yos cos I got so many eggs etc. The fact that so few fertilised and only one continued has been a hard dose of reality today. It seems my age has caught up with me. We DO have MF and did do ICSI. I'll put my signature in this time, so you can see where we're at. Thanks again for your support and +ve vibes, let's hope our lone ranger sticks too original.gif
Me: 42 DH: 50
SDs x 3 (Age 16, 15 & 13), shared custody
TTC since March 04
Vasectomy Reversal 2004 initially successful original.gif
Found out 25/1/05 that no sperm are present, it has closed up sad.gif
ICSI #1 EPU + SSC 11/3, 19 eggs, 7 fertilised, 1 surviving. Transfer tomorrow if our emby survives the night.

This message was edited by LJV on Sunday, 13 March 2005 @ 7:03 PM

#29 Chrissy38

Posted 14 March 2005 - 11:00 AM

Well we had a quiet weekend here - very uneventful - I have been resting trying to keep my strength up so I can fight the grems that DS & DH have - they are both still unwell with colds.

Georgiagirl hi there, your bubs due date is my DSs birthday. I don feel like an oldie most days I tend to forget that Im not in my early 20s somedays

Mergie I am so sorry.

JB  - I hope you shake that cold soon. I was threatening to spray my sick DH & DS with Glen20 so I dont catch their germs. Oh can you please change me to Chrissy 36 - it was February but I only just got them to change it. Good news on the scan. I wish I coul have another one.

Rain I have everythign crossed for you.

Mazeee what an incredibly busy lady you are !!

SLJ I am sooo happy for you to hear that all is sounding promising is so wonderful. I was luck enough to never have M/S so i did not have to come up with excuses - probably a good thing as I work upstairs and the loos are all down stairs

Cathy - HI - Well the heat is back big time here - hope you are staying cool.

Had some cr*ppy news on Friday - the job Dh was supposed to start today was canned - so things aren't so good here, but you never know whats around the corner.

Take care everyone have a great week


DH 39
DS 13
EDD 01/06/05

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This message was edited by Chrissy36 on Thursday, 17 March 2005 @ 3:22 PM

#30 Jahbee

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:13 AM

Rain, just checking to see if there is any news on you.  I am hoping and hoping your lone ranger made it.  I did a stim cycle last year where they did PGD (pre implantation genetic diagnosis) and every single embryo was abnormal.  I was devastated, imagine going thru a whole stim cycle with nothing to transfer at the end.  I hope this is not the case for you, but i just wanted to let you know that 1 dud cycle is not indicative of all cycles.  Your Dr will tell you that 19 eggs is amazing for a woman of 42 but yes the quality is much compromised for us after 40.  When you feel up to it let us know how you went.  I truly hope you are in the 2WW now.

Hi Chrissy, will update your details shortly.  I'm better now, cold gone, m/s gone, not so tired and 17 weeks today.

#31 Mergie

Posted 15 March 2005 - 02:47 PM

Afternoon Ladies

Had a great weekend away, the weather was sensational.

Sending hugs and positive vibes to Rain, I hope everything goes great for you today.

JB - I can't believe you're 17 weeks!!  great news on the cold and m/s.

Take care all

#32 wishingstar

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:51 PM

Hi strangers!  I have been so out of the loop lately, i wont even ATTEMPt to try and catch up personally, but there seems to be good news for some and, unfortunately the old crap BFN news for others.  Big hugs to those with bad news and sending some postive vibes your way.  Was really glad to read others are having probs with ms, coz mine has been shocking!  Im now 14 weeks, and still having vomiting and nauseau.  Mine too is at night, mine hits at around 5 and the only thing i can do is have a littel to eat and go to bed.  Hence the reason ive been MIA for ages.  Just cant get to computer after work, feel so crap.  My nuchal fold scan was excellent, came back 1:483 chance of downes, great for a 38 year old!  Decided like JB not to go with amnio, didnt think worth the risk.  well, feels like another visit to the toilet bowl is looming so gonna keep this short and sweet.

#33 SLJ

Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:07 PM

Hi All

Just a quick check in from work. Been flat out trying to do my job and cover holidays as well.

m/s has been driving me nuts, thank god for lemon cordial. Although it seems to be changing a bit now, it is always there but seems to be kicking in full bore later in the day.

u/s went well - everything is where it should be. Dating was 6w2d EDD of 6th november, so only one day different to my estimate, sonographer did say to allow a couple of days each way, so will stick with my original estimate. Heart beat was obvious, and beating at 121 beats per minute, which I'm told is ok? Not sure in that one haven't been able to find anything on it.

Best Wishes to everyone, must get back to work.

#34 SportySpice

Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:51 PM

Oh my gosh - just trying to catch up with you lot!

Mergie - big huge warm hugs to you.

JB and Wishingstar - wow ohhhhh wow - I've jot the biggest tears in my eyes - how happy I am for you both!

Well - Gabby was Christened on the w'end - just beautiful - but the DK'H had to screw it up - I won't go into the usual blah blah - but alcohol was involved and he just HAD TO GO OUT on Sunday night - on the day of her Christening rather than be with us and open her gifts.  He hasn't stayed with us since.

I'm just going one day at a time.  I've contacted AA to get some help for me - on how to manage him!

I'm just lucky to have a wonderful little bubba, a great boss at work - I've had to go in late coz of "minding" arrangements for Gabs and I have my girlie mates and of course my folks.

Anyway - I'm sorry that I have to bring yukky news, but I'm in tears again, I'm tired and feeling like crap.  I'm gonna have a cuddle and lie down with my little one - and I'm sure tomorrow will be a better day.

Big hugs, much love and take care all

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#35 LJV

Posted 16 March 2005 - 08:47 PM

Hi girls,

Thanks to Mergie, Chrissy & JB for sending me all those positive vibes. It must have worked 'cos our one little survivor embie survived and came home with me on Monday. The girls in the March 2WWers thread have named it Rocky 'cos he/she is such a fighter. My blood test is planned for 25/3, Good Friday!

I'm still in quite a bit of pain and couldn't get out of bed yesterday, but today has been better. Thanks for thinking of me. One day I will get to know you all a bit better, but for now I need to rest.
Rain & Rocky xxx

#36 Bloomer

Posted 17 March 2005 - 11:39 AM

Went for the CVS this morning and feeling the affects slight cramping but Ok, but I am glad I can take it easy.  They told me it was an easy procedure baby was placed well and I kept still and calm.  It didn't hurt but a weird sensation. Hope the impact of the procedure is ok.. We have opted for the rapid results as I had so much trouble waiting last time.  

Dates are changing constantly, so I have no idea.. maybe oct 2, 2005

Keep well

regards Cathy

Grace 2/4/03
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#37 wishingstar

Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:48 PM

Good morning all.  
Mazee, so sorry about DKH's behaviour.  I hope AA helps you most importantly.  Bloody men and alcohol, the two definitely dont mix.  Heres sending you hugs and hoping today things are looking brighter.
Rain, excellent news!  And Rocky is a perfect name. original.gif
JB, PLEASE tell me this m/s will go away!  I have lost 3kg this week thru vomiting, and actaully had to take time off work, first time during my pregnancy.  Thought it was supposed to get BETTER!!! ARRGGGGGHHH. Sorry, just had to vent.  The toilet bowl and me are very well aquainted these days, we have a date almost every night.  Sorry, another vent!
On that depressing and spewy note, Im gonna get going.  Sorry girls!

#38 wishingstar

Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:55 PM

Ticker test....

Me 38
DB  37
TTC #1 May 2004
Unexplained infertility
IUI Oct 2004 BFN
IUI Dec 2004 BFP!!
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#39 Mergie

Posted 18 March 2005 - 06:36 PM

Evening Gals

I have some news for you all... I'll do my personals first though.

Mazee - Big hugs to you and the Gabster.  I would love to thump your DK'H at the moment.  Just remember, the two of you will always have each other and the special memories of such an important day.  I hope AA can give you as much support as you deserve.

Wishingstar - Gee you are having a rough time of it.  I was lucky enough to only have really mild ms with Josh so can't imagine how bad you must feel.  Hang in there, you might have to wait until the last tri before you start feeling human again.

Cathy - I'm glad your CVS is over with.  I'm sure you will have the results you hope for shortly.

SLJ - I was so pleased to read about your scan.  Sorry about the ms though.  I can't help you out with the heart beat question.  I hope you've found some info and your mind is at ease.

Rain - You know how happy I am for you guys. Good Friday sounds like an omen to me.

Hi to everyone else.

Now the news....  We have decided to try IVF!!, yes you heard correctly.  I've been inspired by quite a few of you oldies lately, Rain being the most recent.  I spoke to my Dr last night and he agrees to start with my next period which is in 2 weeks.  I've had a hectic day at work today ringing every satelite clinic in Victoria trying to get an appointment for the councilling and nurse.  I managed to get a nurses appointment on Monday (21st) and the councillor appointment on Tuesday (28th), although they did stress I was doing it the wrong way round but were happy to accomodate.  The receptionist at the Dr's was quite impressed and she told me it would be impossible to get it done in less than 2 weeks, 5 weeks being the norm, she was very thankful I'd done all the hard work myself as it would have taken her most of the day.  

So there you have it girls, we are taking the plunge.  Fingers crossed by this time next month I'll be in the 2ww with an embie on board.

Well that's probably enough news for today.  I'll keep you posted and will no doubt hound JB & Rain with a trillion questions.

Take care everyone

#40 LJV

Posted 19 March 2005 - 10:18 AM

Dear Mergie,

Good on you for being so proactive! I SO hope that IVF is the answer to your baby dreams and I'm glad I had a little part to play in your decision to go ahead. Ask as many questions as you like!

Love, Rain & Rocky xxx

#41 Gummybear

Posted 19 March 2005 - 04:15 PM

Hi everyone I thought while I had some time I would pop in and try and catch up

Mergie Good luck with IVF It sounds like you have it all under control lol fingers crossed

Rain I will have it all crossed for you too for good Friday lets hope it will be

Poor wishingstar!! even tho I did'nt have ms I can still sympathise with you I do know how it feels to be close and intimate with the toilet bowl I hope it gets better soon.

Kathy Good luck with the cvs results

Mazzee AA will be a good help with that DKH of yours a friend of mine was in the same situation and they really helped her Good luck!

SLJ sounds like its all going well for your except for ms tho! not too sure about the heartbeat one

A big hello to all I missed too does anyone know how Bluemist and Ink u b8tor are going I dont think I missed anything.....
Well Im just waiting waiting I had my ob appointment the other day and everything is ready to go just got to wait on bubs and he feels like hes never coming out!!! oh well maybe hes waiting till the weather cools off well better go Big hugs to everyone
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This message was edited by Gummybear on Saturday, 19 March 2005 @ 5:30 PM

#42 SLJ

Posted 19 March 2005 - 05:29 PM

HI All

Mazee - Hope AA proves to be useful in dealing with D'KH, hope it all works out. Glad to hear Gabby is doing so well!

Rain & Rocky - Sending lots of sticky vibes......good luck

Cathy - I too would too impatient to wait for results, particularly if I knew there was a quicker way. Good luck

Rae - just waht I needed to hear.....was hoping this m/s would start to get better....still I'm not as sick as you....can only comiserate....hope it settles soon.

Mergie - Fingers crossed for the IVF!!

Gummy Bear - ah the waiting.....it would be driving be nuts...I'm not the most patient person....hope time flys for you.

drs report on the u/s was '6weeks pregnancy ultrasound - normal' not very informative....but good none-the-less. m/s still proving to be a bugbear, planning ont elling my parents tomorrow, can't go on telling them I have a stomach bug for much longer....my mother is already nagging me to see a doctor....lol

Stay Strong! Think Positive!


ME 35   DP 41
m/c Jan 05, EDD 5 Nov 2005.
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#43 Bloomer

Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:29 PM

Mergie, when I was in hospital after having my DD a girlfriend came to visit me with another friend who we both knew. I knew this second girl had been trying IVF for a while and was quite emtional.  Apparently her Dr had told her to give up she was too old, probably 41 or 42. She went back to her doctor and told him rubbish she had just been to see a friend who had a baby at 42 with no assistance.. Dr said Ok one more go.. and it worked has a 8 month old baby boy now.. Hopefully everyones story ends happily.


Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:38 PM

I just had to pop in to say good luck - you're at mivf
aren't you? I've read your posts for ages and often
wondered why you didn't do ivf.

me 41 dh 44
ttc #1 3years
3 m.c
3 ivf fresh 3 ivf frozen


Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:50 PM

I just had to pop in to say good luck - you're at mivf
aren't you? I've read your posts for ages and often
wondered why you didn't do ivf.

me 41 dh 44
ttc #1 3years
3 m.c
3 ivf fresh 3 ivf frozen


Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:50 PM

I just had to pop in to say good luck - you're at mivf
aren't you? I've read your posts for ages and often
wondered why you didn't do ivf.

me 41 dh 44
ttc #1 3years
3 m.c
3 ivf fresh 3 ivf frozen

#47 minni

Posted 21 March 2005 - 07:22 AM

Good morning ladies!
Wow! We've been having some great news in here recently. That is just wonderful.

To all the pg ladies, hang in there. Ms is the pits but it does end. To those that have only a little while to go, put your feet up and relax.

Mergie  Woo hoo! You legend you. I'm crossing everything I can for you mate. You so deserve all this and I certainly hope that it works for you.
MazzeeeeSorry to hear about DK'H. I so hope that AA helps you sort all this mess out. Glad to hear that the Gabster is going great guns as well. Take care of yourself and that precious little girl of yours.
Rain and Rocky  CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so happy for you as well.

There are others of you here as well and if I've missed you I'm so sorry - I'm relying on my memory and that isn't great at the best of times. LOL
Well as to me.... I'm in the middle of another monster AF atm. Since the last D&C my cycles are just screwed up so badly. At the moment, they seem to be running at 25 days and they haven't been this heavy since I was a teenager. And I don't think I'm ovulating either. So whilst this is all happening there will be no baby. I'm going to give it another couple of months to settle down and if it doesn't then I'm off to the drs.
Finding it difficult at this point in time. I turned to DH the other day and said, "Do you realise that I should be just about to have our baby?" He just really quietly replied that he did and then changed the subject. I know I can't dwell on it forever but it just seems like a slap in the face when I'm having the worst AF cramping and know that if things had been otherwise I wouldn't be having them iykiwm?
Anyway, I have so much stuff to do today that I'd better get off the computer.
Big hugs to you all.

DD 3
Angel baby 26/10/04
M/C Dec 2004

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#48 Mergie

Posted 22 March 2005 - 09:17 AM

Morning All

Thanks for the support ladies, much appreciated.

I had my nurses appointment yesterday and had DS with us, bad, bad move.  Luckily I'd done the injections before so it was cut short by nearly half as she didn't have to show me this again.  I must admit I walked away a little daunted wondering how we are going to manage all the appointments with him in tow.  We don't have family living close enough to pop in and babysit and I don't want to have to explain what's going on just yet.  The nurse was very understanding and mentioned there was a child care centre at the hospital so I've booked him in for next weeks councillors appointment.  I don't want to sound like I'm whingeing, especially for those who haven't been blessed with a child already, I hope I don't offend anyone.  

Rainer - thanks for popping by with your wishes.  There are a number of reasons we didn't opt for IVF at first.  I've been pg twice and expected it would happen naturally again.  We only want one more child so didn't want to be forced with the decision of what to do with any left over embies.  After a bit of research I've discovered the liklihood of 'left overs' is a bit optimistic.  For me, the main reason, apart from wanting another child to complete our family, is I just can't decide to give up without trying everything.  I can't give away any of my baby stuff, it breaks my heart to think about giving anything away knowing I didn't try 100% to get pg. I haven'd decided on how many attempts of IVF we'll try. I just want to get through the first one and see what happens.

Minni - you poor thing, bl$$dy witch, I hope you're feeling a little better.

Cathy - I started reading your post and though OH NO, not a tragic ending but was pleasantly surprised, thanks for story, success stories are exactly what I need at the moment.

SLJ - how did the folks take the news?

Rain - thinking of you, 3 more sleeps to go.

Hi to everyone else.

Must choof, have a great day everyone.

ME 42
DH 42
DS 2.4
TTC#2 Sep 03
M/C Nov 03
6 Clomid cycles BFN's
Surgery for Endo Dec '04
ICI  Sep '04 BFN
O/I  Oct '04 BFN
O/I  Nov '04 BFN
IUI  Nov '04 BFN
IUI  Jan '04 BFN
Now it's Back to Basics
Fingers Crossed!!

#49 Bloomer

Posted 22 March 2005 - 01:28 PM

Mergie, every positive story helps and there are many.

I have the FISH results from my CVS last week and they are "normal"  I can relax a little for another 10 days.. I have been so stressed as they said they would ring Monday but of course they didn't get there until Tuesday( which is 72 hours as they specify on pamphlet).  We were both imagining all sorts of things..

I feel much better, think I'll have lunch  before MS kicks in worse.. But I have to tell everyone.

regards Cathy

Grace 2/4/03
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#50 Mergie

Posted 22 March 2005 - 02:39 PM

Fantastic news Cathy, I bet that's such a sigh of relief for you.  I hope you enjoyed your lunch (lol)

Take care.

ME 42
DH 42
DS 2.4
TTC#2 Sep 03
M/C Nov 03
6 Clomid cycles BFN's
Surgery for Endo Dec '04
ICI  Sep '04 BFN
O/I  Oct '04 BFN
O/I  Nov '04 BFN
IUI  Nov '04 BFN
IUI  Jan '04 BFN
IVF  Apr '05

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